Beach Sessions | Folly Beach & Isle of Palms

Family beach sessions are booking quickly this summer!¬† I’m excited to see some returning clients who rent beach houses at Folly or Isle of Palms every year and some new folks too. ūüôā¬† Info: Beach sessions take place the hour before sunset (around 7ish depending on the date).¬† I can meet you at your beach house or another location.¬† I keep a couple dates open each week in case of rain.

Here are some photos of past year’s beach sessions:

Contact me to check my availability during your Charleston vacation!


Sarah Goldman is a family photographer in Charelston, SC.


James Island Family Photos | Renkas Family

Here are some favorites from the Renkas Family’s session on James Island:

family walking in the woods in charleston

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Sarah Goldman is a family photographer in Charleston, SC.


10th Anniversary | Trash the Dress

Katie + Ryan are celebrating 10 years this month as husband and wife! ¬†We did a “trash the dress” session at Folly Beach to mark the occasion.

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trash the dress session at folly

couple at sunset on folly beachwoman sitting on the beach in her wedding dress

married couple wading into the ocean


Sarah Goldman is a photographer in Charleston, SC.

Charleston Babymoon | Diana + Adam

Diana and Adam came to Charleston for their BABYMOON.  Yes, this is a thing!  One last vacation sans baby.  Diana is due next month.  We did their maternity session at Folly Beach just after the sun rose in the East.  How beautiful is this mama?

maternity session at folly beach

maternity session at the beach with bathing suit

maternity photos at folly beach

Sarah Goldman photographs maternity sessions at the beach in Charleston, SC.


Fun Family Session at the Beach in Bonaire | Kats Family

The Kats Family had a pretty exciting 24 hours leading up to this sunset family session in Bonaire.  They had just flown in from a holiday in Italy and their offer was accepted on their first home!  Add to that that they are expecting their second child this year, and there was just a lot to celebrate!

I had a vision to take photos with the pink water of the salt flats in the background, and I couldn’t be more pleased with how these turned out.

It was great to meet you Kats Family!  I hope our paths cross again in Bonaire or Charleston!

family beach session on bonaire

family in bonaire with pink salt pans in background

family beach photos with palm trees

Caribbean maternity session

Sarah Goldman is a family and maternity photographer in Charleston, SC but is available for travel worldwide.

Folly Beach Family Photos | Montanaro + Riley Families

Almost every summer since 2010 my friends, Katie and Bo come to Charleston to spend a week at Folly Beach. ¬†The trips started with just the two of them and now they come with their little one in tow along with siblings and grandparents. ¬†This year’s family photos at the beach were so much fun. ¬†Gabe is now a year old and full of smiles and laughter.

young family standing in front of salt marsh

family with one year old in front of marsh

father and son at folly

one year old at the beach in charleston sc

crosbys seafood at folly beach

Sarah Goldman is a beach photographer in Charleston, SC.


Downtown Family Session | The Dresslers

The Dresslers were vacationing in Charleston over the summer, and while everyone was together Emilee planned a family portrait session. ¬†As soon as they arrived ¬†at White Point Gardens some birds that were roosting in the live oaks pooped on several family members! ¬†We had to run out to the sidewalk to escape! ¬†What a start to a family session. ¬†ūüė¶ ¬†Fortunately, this family had a great sense of humor and we all had a great time. ¬†Thanks, Dressler family!

dressler family poses at the batterygrandma and grandpa at white point gardensboys during photo sessionsibling photo at the batteryjust the boys in their pink shortsfamily on wall at charleston batterymother and daughter laughing at white point gardens

dressler family doing the stanky leg

This was their Christmas card photo this year!

Isle of Palms Beach Session | Sheaf Family

All Charlestonians know there is a major connection between Ohio and South Carolina. ¬†(It’s the closest beach!) A friend from Columbus put me in touch with her friend Colleen who was meeting her siblings and their families at Wild Dunes this summer. ¬†They all hadn’t been in one place together in years!

Some of my favorites from their family beach session!:

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